At the moment (i.e. when I wrote this post), all should be 'Normal' with GitHub, since according to their status, their world looks like this:
But to me here, a simple/small git push took about 5 minutes of retries:
which doesn't look ‘Normal’ to me!
I think GitHub.com needs to improve their the 'Normal' status definition and error reporting dashboard
Note that yesterday was the same thing.
Something weird is going on in GitHub's land